Mmm I love a bag of flaming hot Cheetos.
But not like Emelia Jackon!
When the pretty brunette was pregnant she was hit with constant cravings for the spicy snack.
So much so, the 23-year-old went through 320 family-sized packs of Cheetos during her pregnancy.
Emelia even jokes that her Cheetos obsession is the reason her son was born with bright red hair.
To celebrate both her pregnancy and her undying love to Cheetos, Emelia decided to do a Cheetos maternity photoshoot.
The mom-to-be filled a bathtub full of the popular snack.
‘I’ve always loved flaming hot Cheetos ever since I was a little kid,’ Emelia explains.
‘I used to steal quarters from my parents money jar just so I could get my Cheeto fix at school.’
‘I’d buy three bags a day from the vending machine. These days, I’ll hoard bags and bags of them at my house, just so I never run out.’
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‘When I go grocery shopping, I’ll even crack open a bag right there in the store to keep me going while I walk around.’
‘‘Throughout my pregnancy, flaming hot Cheetos were all I ever wanted. I’d wake my boyfriend up in the middle of the night to go get me some Cheetos, because the cravings were so intense.’
For the shoot the mom-to-be bought 15 family-sized bags.
She then poured them into a bathtub as photographer Roxana Ramires captured her final weeks of her pregnancy.
‘I knew I wanted to do a maternity photoshoot, but when I was looking at all the examples online, they were just all so beautiful and graceful.’
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‘I am the most awkward person in the world. I cannot model or pose to save my life. ‘I knew I’d look ridiculous trying to do an elegant milk bath.’
‘So, the idea just popped into my head to do a Cheetos bath.’
‘A few photographers turned me down because they hated the idea, but then I found Roxana who was shocked at first, but then totally on board.’
‘She was amazing. ‘I had to lay down in the bathtub first so that I wouldn’t just crunch all the Cheetos when I hopped in.’
;So, I positioned myself and then my mum just started dumping all these hot Cheetos over me.’
‘It was the weirdest feeling ever. There was Cheetos dust getting everywhere and I was just trying not to get any into my eyes.’
‘My mom was telling me what to do and how to pose but I just couldn’t do it.’
‘So I decided to just start eating the Cheetos while trying to be sexy and sultry, while letting the photographer snap the pictures.’
‘It was so much fun and just fits my personality so well. I have a weird sense of humor.’
‘The aftermath was horrific though. There was Cheetos dust all over my body and when I took a shower, it was dribbling to places you just don’t want hot flaming Cheetos dust to be.
‘It burned like crazy, but it was okay once I got it all off.’
‘I loved how they turned out and we’re going to frame them and hang them up in our house. I’d definitely consider doing another crazy maternity shoot in the future.’
‘Maybe a bath full of tacos or chicken nuggets. That would be amazing.’
When her son was born in October 2017, Emelia was pretty shocked to see he had bright red hair. Her family were in no doubt her Cheetos addiction was to blame.
‘My boyfriend is half Portuguese and Hawaiian, while I’m half African-American and Norwegian,’ says Emelia.
‘So, to see him come out with red hair my partner sort of looked at me and laughed, like “do we have something to talk about?”
‘Everyone says that it’s because I ate so many Cheetos that I turned his hair red.’
Sadly Emelia currently has to live without her one true love as they’ make her breast milk too spicy for the baby.
She’s making it through this tough time by looking forward to a future filled with more spice and crunch. ‘I can’t wait to be able to eat them again, I’ve missed them so much,’ she says.